There are three newsletters published by the Principal Youth Court Judge. The latest newsletters are featured and available to download from this page. Previous issues dating back to 2001 are also available to download.

Court in the Act

This quarterly newsletter co-ordinated by the Principal Youth Court Judge has been published since 2001 and contains news, research and events around youth justice and the Youth Court.

In this issue:

  • Editorial — “Our collective blind spot: female and gender diverse young people who offend” (Judge Walker);
  • Youth justice news, including an update on the Remand Option Investigation Tool pilot, and on alternatives to custodial remands;
  • The work of Aotearoa’s three Supervision with Activity providers: Hillcrest Home, START Taranaki and Tirohonga Trust;
  • Youth offenders’ perceptions of communicating in the youth justice system in New Zealand;
  • The children’s rights judgments project — a collaborative academic project in which judgments were rewritten through a children’s rights lens;
  • Latest youth justice research and publications.

Download the latest issue: Issue 79  (1.94 MB)



The Rangatahi Courts Newsletter

The newsletter of the Rangatahi Courts informs and updates readers about the Rangatahi Courts operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The latest issue of Ngā Kōti Rangatahi - News, stories and events from the Rangatahi Courts and Pasifika Courts - is now available. Content includes:

  • A reflection of 2016 achievements
  • An introduction to the Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker, and two new Youth Court Judges, James Johnston and Soana Moala.
  • A report on the wānanga held at Te Kōti Rangatahi ki Mātaatua
  • Reports from international conferences: Seattle and Australia
  • Latests statistics on the over-representation of rangatahi Māori in the Youth Courts

Tēnā, noho mai, pānui mai, whakaarohia mai.  Issue 9 — Hakihea 2016 pdf (3.75 MB)



Youth Court Law Review

Prior to March 2016, summaries of important Youth Court decisions were published in the Youth Court Law Review. The latest Youth Court Review containing summaries of decisions from December 2015 to March 2016 is now available to download.